You may have seen recently in local media that Decatur ranked as the #1 suburb in Georgia, based on Niche’s annual “Best Place’s to Live” ranker.
Pretty cool, but I don’t think it’s too much as a surprise to many. Decatur often does well in these sorts of place rankers. Especially when just looking within the state.
But Niche’s “Best Places To Live” ranks go much broader. And I haven’t yet seeing anyone else mention that not only is Decatur ranked the #1 Suburb, but it’s hands down ranked as the #1 “Place to Live” in Georgia. AND overall it ranked as the 79th best place to live in all of America.
So, yes. Limiting Decatur’s performance to “Best Suburb in Georgia” is a bit of unnecessary over-qualification.
FYI – Decatur scored A’s and A+’s in the following categories: Education, Public Schools, Diversity, Health & Fitness, Nightlife, Shortest Commute and Family Amenities in Niche’s ranker. It got B’s or B+’s in: Outdoor Activities, Jobs, and Weather. It got a B- for Crime & Safety and it scored Cs for Cost of Living and Real Estate.
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